Post # 1
Since nothing jazzes me up more than talking goals/resolutions, I thought I’d start a thread to see if anyone is creating any goals for 2014!
I have a few ideas, but need to work out the details in the coming weeks:
1) Get a teaching/TOC job in my area (at least one district by the end of January 2014)
2) Start paying down that pesky debt (debt free in 2 years!)
3) Get back into running (do another half marathon by Summer of 2014)
What about you ladies/gents? Any areas that you want to work on this coming year? How’d you do in 2013 with your goals/resolutions, if you made any?
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@GlitteryVegas: Probably focusing on school in 2014! I guess that may fit under career?
Post # 4
@mchitt329: Good call! I added Education to the poll 🙂
What are you going to school for?
Post # 5
Anyone else? Maybe it’s too early for goal setting – everyone’s focused on Christmas and holiday festivities! 🙂
Post # 6
I am focusing on health, financial, education and career. My resolution is: “get my stuff together.” I want to get on track with getting the right treatment for my illnesses, still not there yet. I want to put the money into my account that I took out, and pay FI back, as well as develop good saving habits and budgeting, and hopefully get a good amount in savings by the end of the year. I want to be prepared to go back to university, and do well so I can boost my GPA. I want to be well enough and go back to work so I can earn an income again, so I can do everything financial that I want to do. I also want to be more prepared, mentally and financially to hopefully move out of home in the next couple of years with FI.
Then after I get all that on track, I would love to be able to start proper wedding planning again!
ETA: I am doing a Graduate Diploma in Commerce, working towards a Masters. I want to be an accountant 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Good food for thought! Mine are:
– pay off joint credit card debt (~$3500)
– put $5000 in each of our IRAs before tax day
– then live off one income and save the other
– get back to a good workout schedule, get back down to wedding weight or close to it (117-120 … currently at 125ish)
– cut down on drinking
Post # 8
@Jacqui90: WOW! I love how ambitious you are! It sounds like you have some great plans in place to make 2014 an awesome year 🙂 A Masters is a lot of work – it’s on my radar for the next few years. I could never do one in commerce though! Hope 2014 is great for you!
Post # 9
@GlitteryVegas: Thank you, I hope 2014 is great for you too! 🙂
Post # 10
- Get married, woo!
- Get a job by September (teacher)
- Get a new apartment
- Buy a car
- Travel somewhere new this summer
- Make new friends in my new country
And the list goes on and on… 2014 is a huge year for me. Married in January, likely moving to England in February, and starting a whole new life. The big focus will be on settling into a new place and getting started in my career.
Post # 11
@GlitteryVegas: Hmmmm this is tricky- I don’t usually make resolutions. I think 2014 will be, for me, a year in transition. I’ll be transitioning from student to professional (which also means being on my own financially), single woman to married woman, and yoga practitioner to yoga instructor (although obviously I’ll still be a practitioner). I think it will be a great year- I’m just so in flux that I don’t know even what to set as a goal! (Other than lose 5 pounds before my wedding, of course)
Post # 12
@lolot: We are actually date twins – congrats on your marriage 🙂
Paying off debt is so hard and daunting sometimes. But honestly, thinking ahead and imagining how it would feel to have that debt gone – AHHHHH! Such a relief! And living off one income – that’s so ambitious, I love it! I’ve read about and seen couples on TV who have done that for the duration of their marriage and by the time they are able to retire they can travel anywhere and do anything they want (and usually retire early!)!!!